if only it were 2008.

I've been on the search for a cute rug for the nursery. J and I, without ever discussing it, both really wanted a round rug for that room. Unfortunately, finding a round rug that is basically neutral and not $800 is not the easiest thing.

So, I've been scouring blogs looking for something just as cute, but not as expensive.

Now, I love me some animal print, however J isn't as enamored...

A couple of years ago, DwellStudio did a collaboration with Target and they sold the cutest Zebra rug for a really reasonable price. I've found several images on the web, but, considering we're now in the year 2011, it's no longer available.

Below are some of the images I was able to find.

found here

from here

So, now that I know I can't get the rug that I want (it was sold for $150-180 at the time), I've been searching for something similar. I randomly put the HSN and QVC apps on my phone a couple weeks ago, and last night, I thought about checking their websites for rugs. Hey, why not?

So, I'm on HSN, looking at the gorgeous Nate Berkus upholstered and tufted headboards. After drooling over those, I perused the rugs. And, guess what I saw! Jonathan Adler has a rug that is almost exactly like the Target rug!

But. It's almost $1000. Yes. A grand. That is so not worth it, unless it's made of actual Zebra, then it might be worth $1000. But, it's not, so the price is way too high. 

Too bad I wasn't thinking three years in the future when the DwellStudio for Target line came out in 2008. I should have spent $150 then, and been happy now. Ugh! Who has a time machine??